Medieval History 400-1500 Products

  • The Fatimids and Egypt

    By Michael Brett

    This Variorum volume is a collection of articles dealing with Egypt under the Fatimids, originally published in diverse journals and books between 1984 and 2013. The Fatimids came to power in North Africa in 910 CE, and ruled in Egypt from 969 to 1171 CE. As Imams and Caliphs, they claimed…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Eldad’s Travels: A Journey from the Lost Tribes to the Present

    By Micha J Perry

    In the latter years of the ninth century, a mysterious figure arrived in the North African Jewish community of Kairouan. The visitor, Eldad of the Tribe of Dan, claimed to have arrived from the kingdom of the Israelite tribes whose whereabouts had been lost for over a millennium and a half.…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Sex, Gender and Sexuality in Renaissance Italy

    Edited by Jacqueline Murray, Nicholas Terpstra

    Sex, Gender and Sexuality in Renaissance Italy explores the new directions being taken in the study of sex and gender in Italy from 1300-1700 and highlights the impact that recent scholarship has had in revealing innovative ways of approaching this subject. In this interdisciplinary volume, twelve…

    Paperback – 2019-02-19 
    Routledge

  • Capetian France 987-1328

    3rd Edition

    By Elizabeth Hallam

    Spanning France's development across four centuries, Capetian France is a definitive book. This third edition has been expanded to include more on culture and society and is now accompanied with online resources, including links to images and primary sources. In 987, when Hugh Capet took the throne…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Geopolitics in Late Antiquity

    The Fate of Superpowers from China to Rome

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    Geopolitics in Late Antiquity explores the geopolitical revolution which shook the foundations of the ancient world, the dawning of the millennium of Inner Asian dominance and virtual monopoly of world power (with interludes) that began with the rise of the Huns and then continued under the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
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    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • The Gaṇitatilaka and its Commentary

    Two Medieval Sanskrit Mathematical Texts

    By Alessandra Petrocchi

    The Gaṇitatilaka and its Commentary: Two Medieval Sanskrit Mathematical Texts presents the first English annotated translation and analysis of the Gaṇitatilaka by Śrīpati and its Sanskrit commentary by the Jaina monk Siṃhatilakasūri (13th century CE). Siṃhatilakasūri’s commentary upon the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
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    Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World

  • The Renaissance of Letters

    Knowledge and Community in Italy, 1300-1650

    Edited by Suzanne Sutherland, Paula Findlen

    In this edited volume, an interdisciplinary group of scholars examines the Renaissance of letter-writing in the Italian peninsula, where humanists like Barbaro were among the first to perceive and articulate the power of letters. Most importantly, the volume is a collective reflection on the…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Damascus

    A History, 2nd Edition

    By Ross Burns

    Damascus, first published in 2005, was the first account in English of the history of the city, bringing out the crucial role it has played at many points in the region's past. It traces the story of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from the its…

    Paperback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine

    Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes

    Edited by Emily Kelley, Cynthia Turner Camp

    Despite medieval and modern stereotypes of merchants as godless and avaricious, medieval traders were highly devout – and rightly so. Overseas trade was dangerous, and merchants' commercial activities were seen as jeopardizing their souls. Merchants turned to saints for protection and succor,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • The Changing English Countryside, 1400-1700

    By Leonard Cantor

    The period covered by this book, first published in 1987, was an important one for the rural landscape in England. The author describes and analyses the evolution of the countryside during the years which witnessed the gradual disappearance of the medieval landscape and the introduction of new…

    Paperback – 2019-01-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rural History

  • English Rural Society, 1200-1350

    By J. Z. Titow

    This title, first published in 1969, is concerned with historic documents and their uses, and with a discussion of living standards among the peasants, as it is the author’s belief that any worthwhile discussion is impossible without an understanding of the sources and their limitations. With its…

    Paperback – 2019-01-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rural History

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